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SUNY Buffalo State creates long-term, meaningful partnerships with community agencies through service-learning, volunteering, and other experiential opportunities for students.

These partnerships, designed to benefit both the students and the community, are the result of an increasing understanding nationwide that higher education institutions have a responsibility to the communities in which they are located. Service-learning is an important and growing movement in civic engagement and education at SUNY Buffalo State

New Community Partner Orientation

The Dr. Katherine S. Conway-Turner Office of Civic and Community Engagement will be holding a virtual orientation for new community partners who are interested in working with Buffalo State students, faculty, & staff through volunteerism and service-learning courses. Orientations will be held once a semester. Our next orientation will be held on Thursday, April 25 from 12-1pm. Register here. 

Watch a recorded version of the orientation here or at the bottom of this page.

Partnership Inquiry Form

If you are interested in more opportunities to partner with Buffalo State University, please fill out our General Partnership Inquiry form.

Inquire about partnering with Buffalo State University

Service-Learning Handbook for Community Partners

Tabling Information

Community partners who are interested in engaging directly with Buffalo State students are invited to table between 11:00 am and 1:30 pm in the Student Union. Please contact Mark Brumby at, and he will make sure you get signed up for a table.

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New Community Partner Orientation Video

LEAD California Panel

“Partnership Success: Community Partner Perspectives on Community Engagement”

Our Community Partners

5 Loaves Farm

21st Century

716 Squash

88 Generation Peace & Open Society

ACCORD Corporation

African-American Cultural Center

Alliance for the Great Lakes

Alzheimer's Association WNY Chapter

American Red Cross

Aquarium of Niagara

Artfarms/Michigan Riley Farm

Artspace Buffalo Community Garden

Astronomy Center of Rijeka

Baker Victory Services WAY Program

Because Char Smiled

Black Rock-Riverside Neighborhood Housing

Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo

BPO Exceptional Kids’ Series

BPS School 19-Native American Magnet

BPS School 30-Frank A Sedita Academy

BPS School 32-Bennett Park Montessori

BPS School 45-International School

BPS School 74-Hamlin Park

BPS School 76-Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy

BPS School 80-Highgate Heights

BPS School 82-Early Childhood Center

BPS School 94-West Hertel Academy

BPS School 99-Makowski Early Childhood Center

BPS School 198-International Prep

BPS School 207-Lafayette International

BPS School 353-Newcomer Academy

Broadway Market

Broderick Park

BSC Campus Child Care Center

BSC Community Academic Center

BSC Milligan’s

BSC Student Accessibility Services

BSC Weigel Wellness Center

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology

Buffalo City Mission Society

Buffalo History Museum

Buffalo Museum of Science

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Burchfield Penney Art Center

Calvary Community Garden

Camp Centerland

Catholic Charities

Catholic Health

Cazenovia Neighborhood Library

Cellular Biotech Training Program

Central Terminal

Child & Family Services

Children of Promise of NYC

City of Buffalo Environmental Planning

Clean Air Coalition of WNY

College-Based Transition Program

Community Health Center of Buffalo

Community Missions

Compass House Resource Ctr. & Shelter

Compeer of Greater Buffalo

Concordia Cemetery

ConnectLife (formally unyts)

Cornell Cooperative Extension - Erie  Co.

Dha Maw Da Monastery School

Elmwood Village Association

Erie Co. Dept. of Social Services

Erie Co. DSS–Child Protective Services

Erie Co. Family Court

Erie Co. Office of Geographic Information Services

Explore and More Children's Museum

Family Justice Center of Erie County

Family Promise of WNY

Feed My Sheep Ministries Food Pantry

First United Methodist Church

Food Bank of WNY

Free Funeral Service Society

Friends of Corpus Christi, Inc.

Friends of Night People

Fruit Belt Coalition

Gerard Place

Girl Scouts of WNY

Gloria J. Parks Community Center

Goodwill Industries

Grant Street Neighborhood Center

Greater Faith Bible Tabernacle

Habitat for Humanity Buffalo

Harriet’s Garden

HEAL International

Heart, Love and Soul, Inc.

Hearts and Hands

Help Me Grow WNY

Heritage Christian Services

Holy Cross Head Start


Hoover Middle School

Hope Chest Buffalo

Hope Refugee Services

Hull Family Home and Farmstead

Inclusive Theater of WNY

It Takes A Village Action Organization

Jericho Road Community Health Center

Journey's End Refugee Services

King Center Charter School